Modifying Selecting Method of Shapes


There are 4 types of methods to select shapes: selecting rectangles, selecting polygons, selecting shapes intersecting with lines, and selecting shapes intersecting polylines.

  1. Click [Options] on [Tools] menu.
    [Options] dialog box will be displayed.
  2. Click [Select Shape].
    [Select Shape] page will be displayed.
  3. Modify the selecting method.
  4. Selecting method of shapes

    Select shape in rectangle range
    Selects all shapes in a rectangle formed by specifying 2 points.
    Select shape in polygon range
    Selects all shapes in a polygon formed by specifying point arrays.
    Select shape that intersects line
    Selects all shapes in a shape intersecting a line formed by specifying 2 points.
    Select shape that intersects polyline
    Selects all shapes in a shape intersecting a polyline formed by specifying point arrays.

    Supplemental
    Depending on shape parameters, it may be impossible to select shapes using the set selecting method.

    Recognition

    Select Shape Completely Contained in Selection
    Selects only shapes entirely included in the selected area.
    Select Shape Partially Contained in Selection
    Also selects shapes partially included in the selected area.

    Inside / Outside

    Set whether to select shapes inside or outside the selected area.

    Select Layer with [Show Only] or Shapes on Part Drawing.

    When it is turned on, shapes on layers and part drawings set to the "Show Only" status will become selectable.

    Select shapes in the group together

    When it is turned on, clicking a grouped shape will select all grouped shapes.
    When it is turned off, clicking a grouped shape will select individual shapes in the group.

    Alt+click shape to select overlapped shapes

    When it is turned on, clicking shapes while pressing Alt key will select overlapped shapes in order.

  5. Click [OK].
    The shape selecting method will be modified.
Supplemental
When [How to Select Shape] is set to [Select shape that intersects line] or [Select shape that intersects polyline], the settings for [Recognition] and [Inside / Outside] will become invalid.
Clicking [▼] of on the toolbar can also switch the setting for selecting shapes.

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